SEF inspectors suspends strike notifications until Friday

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Business, Tourism · 01-06-2021 09:53:00 · 1 Comments

After being asked to the table by Home Affairs minister, SEF union calls off any strike talk till at least Friday

SEF Borders and Immigration Officers and Inspectors Union (SIIFF) has today announced the suspension of "all warnings of strikes" decreed until Friday. In a statement the union explained the move comes after it received an invitation to meet with Home Affairs Minister Eduardo Cabrita on Friday. The Union had originally announced a series of strikes for this month; last week the government decided to enact a civil requisition for SEF workers at airports to prevent disruption caused by the action. Lusa/C/Tsf

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SEF is working through a backlog of cases.
This due to re-registering ex pat British post Brexit, and being unable to complete face to face appointments due to covid 19, to complete the new biometric data required. Many other government departments have also been trying to deal with Brexit fallout (new rules and regulations for existing British residents), while at the same time deal with the covid 19 epidemic.
Whatever the merits may, or may not be with the new re-organisation of SEF it seems quite clear when this is done is critical, if any chance of a smooth transition.
It concerns me I have not heard this point raised to date.
I do with deep regret understand that the UK is responsible for Brexit, I also understand covid 19 is not completely finished yet!

By ian dowdle from Alentejo on 01-06-2021 03:22
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